This wine rises from 500 meters above sea level in the granite soils of the right bank of the D5o. These low yield vines are about 30 years old and produce grapes of high quality of the grape varieties Jaen, Alfrocheiro, Tinta Pinheira, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional. This wine is a very personal vision over the Dao and its wines, enhancing the elegance and delicacy that is natural to this region.
The 2015 VINTAGE
The year was in general warm and dry although the winter and September were rather cold and wet. Ripeness came a bit sooner than usual. These grapes where manually harvested during September, and fermented together very slowly. The result is a very elegant, light and complex wine.
REGION: D.O.C. DÃO
VARIETY: JAEN, ALFROCHEIRO, TINTA PINHEIRA, TINTA RORIZ E TOURIGA NACIONAL.
N° BOTTLES: 7000
CLIMATE: Cold, windy and wet Autumn and winter. Mild spring, dry and hot summer. Cold nights.
SOIL: Granite, with clay.
WINEMAKING: Natural slow fermentation in tank.
MATURATION: Used oak barrels for 10 months. Bottled in July 2015 and maturing in bottle ver since.
Total acidity: 5,0 g/l
Volatile acidity: 0,51 g/l
Residual sugar: 0,7 g/l
Open ruby colour. Nose with hints of cinnamon, cherry, cocoa and a fine vegetable aroma. The mouth is very elegant and delicate, with silky but tense tannins that linger through the long after taste.
Store lying down in fresh cellar. Drink at a temperature of 16-172C .